Boyd & Jenerette Shareholder Kansas R. Gooden participated in a presentation on April 9 at the 2021 Dade County Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Conference titled, “The Future of Virtual Oral Argument Post-Covid.” The topic was presented by the DCBA’s Appellate Court Committee and focused on whether virtual oral argument should continue to play a role in oral argument before the Third District Court of Appeal once COVID-19 restrictions have passed.
The discussion included thoughts and commentary by respected appellate advocates on both sides of the issue, underlining the way in which virtual oral argument has both improved and hampered appellate litigation in the year since Covid restrictions went into place.
About Kansas R. Gooden
Kansas Gooden is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar and is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She serves as the firm’s Appellate Practice Group Leader. Kansas is an expert in handling all types of civil appellate proceedings, including extraordinary writs and plenary appeals, in state and federal courts.
Ms. Gooden is active in state and local bar associations. Currently, she serves on The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education, is the Secretary of The Florida Bar’s Appellate Section, is the President-Elect of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, and is on the board of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society. She previously chaired The Florida Bar’s Appellate Certification Committee and the Section’s CLE Chair.
The FDLA recently awarded Kansas the Joseph P. Metzger Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is bestowed on the member who goes above and beyond over the course of his or her membership tenure. Kansas chairs the Amicus Committee, where she authors and co-authors briefs on important and high-profile issues before the Florida Supreme Court and other appellate courts. She has served on the FDLA board since 2016.
Ms. Gooden is a frequent speaker on appellate topics, including preservation of error, for both attorneys and adjusters. She is licensed in Florida (2008).